Dubai holidays received a blow when travel to the UK was banned last month. Arrivals into the UK from the UAE are severely restricted. with those who do enter required to carry out hotel quarantine at their own expense. Many are eagerly looking forward to such strict travel rules relaxing.
Today the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) issued its latest travel advice for Dubai and the UAE.
The update was to information on arrival to and departures from Dubai and Abu Dhabi as well as a waiver of visa fines for visitors to Dubai.
“All tourists, visitors and residents travelling from or through the UK and arriving in Dubai or Abu Dhabi must have a negative COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test which was taken no more than 72 hours before departure and present the certificate at check-in,” explained the FCDO.
“Travellers arriving in Abu Dhabi will also be required to undertake a COVID-19 PCR test on arrival.
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“Travellers arriving in Dubai may be required to undertake a further COVID-19 PCR test on arrival and will have to isolate pending the result of the COVID-19 PCR test.”
Those who test positive for COVID-19 on arrival in the UAE will be required to quarantine for at least 10 days even if they had a negative COVID-19 PCR test before travelling…